Curator

Alison Wong 黃巧文 (she/they) is a director, producer, and performance maker born in Hong Kong and now based in Treaty 13 territory, also known as Toronto. A graduate of York University and Canadian Stage’s MFA in directing, her work in opera and theatre – with a focus on transnational and plurilingual storytelling – has taken her from across Turtle Island to Italy, India, and the Netherlands. Recent directing credits include Blackberry (Red Betty Theatre), nowhen (Canadian Stage/SummerWorks), Cloudless (Periphery/11ours/Canadian Stage), Revolt. She said. Revolt again. (York University), Stormy Weather (IN Series, Washington DC), La fedeltà premiata (Royal Opera House, Mumbai), and The Bremen Town Musicians (Canadian Opera Company). She also was Co-Curator of Canadian Stage’s 2022 Festival of Ideas and Creation. As an independent Creative Producer, she thrives on building world premiere productions of new performance works. She recently produced the world premieres of dance theatre work Cacao | A Venezuelan Lament by Victoria Mata and The First Stone by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. She has also produced with Small Wooden Shoe, Theatre Direct and WeeFestival, SummerWorks Performance Festival, and Luminato Festival Toronto. In 2017, she concluded a five-season term as Artistic Producer with b current, a Toronto-based company of 30+ years dedicated to developing new Canadian performance works by BIPOC artists.

alison@summerworks.ca